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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Nebo, 1

Ne´bo, a Chaldean idol mentioned in , and supposed to have been the symbol of the planet Mercury, the celestial scribe and interpreter of the gods, answering to the Hermes and Anubis of the Egyptians. He was likewise worshipped by the Sabians in Arabia. The divine worship paid to this idol by the Chaldeans and Assyrians is attested by many compound proper names of which it forms part, as Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuzaradan, Nebuhashban; besides others mentioned in classical writers,—Nabonedus, Nabonassar, Naburianus, Nabonabus, Nabopolassar.

Nebo, 2

Nebo, the name of a mountain on the confines of Moab (; ), and of a town near it (;; ). Since the time of Seetzen and Burckhardt, Mount Nebo has been usually identified with Mount Attarus, east of the Dead Sea.

Nebo, 3

Nebo, a town in the tribe of Judah (); or more fully, in order to distinguish it from the preceding, 'the other Nebo' ().





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Nebo'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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